Roberto Burle Marx and Raymond Jungles, Landscape Design Principles and Process

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APRIL 7th 2018

9:00 AM - 2:00PM

Rinker Classroom


Raymond Jungles had the good fortune to be mentored by Roberto Burle Marx, the Brazilian Master. For more than 12 years, Raymond would shadow Roberto and hear about how Roberto would create his beautiful gardens based on principles not formulas.

Burle’s number one recommendation was to… “Do what you like.” Another piece of wisdom was his advice to “stay curious”. Raymond will present case studies on the process for designing his gardens, as well as how Roberto’s gardens unfold.


  • Those who are curious and have an interest in gardens, plants, art, architecture, and nature.
  • Designers of all built environments and elements.
  • Artists and poets.


By the end of the one-day session, participants shall:
  • Understand what is important to know before you begin the design process
  • See what Raymond’s checklist for pre-design preparation looks like
  • Learn the design process Raymond follows after gaining all necessary information
  • View images of gardens by Roberto and Raymond that demonstrate along with narrative, the design principles evident in Roberto and Raymond’s gardens
  • Learn about who Roberto Burle Marx was, and why he is so important to so many in the world
  • Learn about Roberto Burle Marx, the artist, and how he used his amazing skills of perception to become world famous and greatly loved in Brazil
  • Learn some graphic techniques Raymond uses to convey his design intent
  • Discuss how design intent is evident by viewing and discussing Roberto and Raymond’s plans
  • Learn from the experiments that succeeded and those that failed for each garden designer
  • Receive demonstration of graphic techniques


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Raymond Jungles, FASLA, Founding Principal

Raymond initiated his lifelong passion for landscape architecture soon after graduating with a degree in
landscape architecture with honors from the University of Florida in 1981. He founded the firm in 1982
and three years later the firm was incorporated.
Raymond’s work has been celebrated with numerous awards including two National awards from the
American Society of Landscape Architects and several more from the Society’s Florida Chapter.
Raymond was also elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2006 and has
lectured internationally in a diverse array of institutions and universities on the subject of his work and
on the work and influences of Roberto Burle Marx.
Raymond enjoys mentoring his staff and promoting the profession of landscape architecture. Under his
guidance, the studio has overseen the completion of noteworthy projects such as 1111 Lincoln Road,
the Brazilian Garden at Naples Botanical Garden, Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve and the New World
Symphony Rooftop Garden.
Widely published, his three monographs; Ten Landscapes, The Colors of Nature, and most recently, The
Cultivated Wild, feature more than fifty of his completed gardens.
Raymond’s mission is to create natural habitat to replace what was destroyed by humans. This being to
benefit the local flora and fauna, and humans.


University of Miami School of Architecture

1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Rinker Classroom

Parking Information

You may park at one of the Yellow lots adjacent to the School of Architecture. Decals are not required this time of year.

If you choose to park at a meter, please pay as described on the meter. Do not park at an inoperative meter.  A citation may be issued to a vehicle parked at an inoperative meter. 

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be made in writing seven days prior to the start of the course, and will be made less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests must be made in writing prior to the start of the course. Refund requests will not be accepted seven days prior to the course. You may send a replacement, transfer requests must be made in writing.